Things are about to get a little bit Funke-y on Modern Family.

David Cross, beloved to Arrested Development fans as pioneering character Tobias Funke, has landed a recurring role on the ABC comedy, the network confirms to TheWrap. Cross will play Duane, a city councilman who faces off against Claire (played by Julie Bowen).

Cross recently worked on the short-lived Fox comedy Running Wilde, with fellow Arrested Development vets Will Arnett and Mitchell Hurwitz. He played Keri Russell's eco-terrorist beau Dr. Andy Weeks. He also reprises his voice role of Ian in the upcoming sequel Alvin and the Chipmunks: Chip-Wrecked.

The third season of Modern Family premieres on September 21.

News of Cross' casting was first published by the Hollywood Reporter.